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Physical Therapist Assistant

Company: Vital Caring Group
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Overview Provides coordinated physical therapy to patients of all age groups under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist. Participates in the coordination of care. ResponsibilitiesProvides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care, as developed, delegated, and supervised by the Physical Therapist. Completes appropriate documentation in a timely mannerAdministers non-complex active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, traction, heat, light, cold, water and electrical modalities to patientsApplies concepts of infection control and standard precautions in performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of diseaseCoordinates care and documents coordination with all involved disciplines and supervising therapist involved in the care of the patient as needed and appropriateUses effective interpersonal relations and communication skills to provide patient and care giver educationMeets mandatory continuing education requirementsPromotes compliance with all fiscal intermediary and/or other third-party payors, through education, coaching, and other assistance as necessaryDemonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competencyParticipates in the Agency's QAPI programParticipates in Agency-sponsored in-service trainingPromotes the Agency philosophy and administrative policiesDemonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency Environmental/Working Conditions: Works in a health care facility or patients' homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work a flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather. Qualifications Education:Graduate of an accredited school of physical therapy assistant with an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy Licensure: Current State License or a multi-state license issued by a state member of the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact (PTLC), if practicing in a state member of the PTLC, to practice Physical Therapy, or if licensure does not apply, meets one of the requirements listed in 42 CFR -484.115(I) Experience:One year experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant preferred. Skills:Therapy skills as set forth in the Therapy Practice Act and other regulatory agencies Good interpersonal skills Proof of current CPR Knowledge of durable medical equipment Transportation:Reliable transportationCurrent Driver's LicenseValid and current auto liability insurance Physical, Mental, Miscellaneous Demands:Ability to do heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, and standing. Prolonged standing and walking requiredRequires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs and to meet patient and family individualized psychosocial needsRequires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterityMust have and maintain valid Driver's License, and proof of current valid auto liability insuranceRequires current CPR certificate, and the ability to maintain a current CPR certificateRequires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objectsWork deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, records, reports, visual inspection involving small details. Although important, depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observerRequires ability to grasp, pull, push, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordinationRequires ability to communicate clearly and make self-understood effectively in face-to-face interactions; articulate with accuracy to communicate using phoneRequires ability to hear and receive verbal instructions correctly, answer phones, communicate professionally with people in situations with some background noiseRequires ability to concentrate on fine detail with frequent interruption; ability to focus attention on tasks for 10-20 minutes at a time on a continuous basis, 20-60 minutes on occasionRequires ability to understand and relate to specific ideas one at a time and to the concepts behind specific ideas; ability to remember verbal and written tasks/assignments from a few hours to several day periodsPosition requires sitting approximately 60% of time standing/stooping/bending/ climbing approximately 20% of time; and walking approximately 20% of timeExcellent computer software skills necessary to produce accurate documents and materials requiredRequires ability to work effectively under minimal supervision; exercise excellent, sound professional judgment and maintain confidentiality What you get: We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, and a 401(k) Savings Plan.

Keywords: Vital Caring Group, Port St. Lucie , Physical Therapist Assistant, Healthcare , Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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